Thursday, October 26

41 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.


  • East Athens Community Center

    5:30 p.m. $4.

    Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Crafts

    Make a jack-o-lantern. Ages 4–17.

  • Memorial Park

    5–8 p.m. $5.

    Halloween Carnival

    Take a haunted trick-or-treat tour of Bear Hollow Zoo, then stop by the festive Halloween Carnival for fun and prizes. Activities include games, stories and a costume contest. Ages 2–12.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    A Witchy Time with Heckedy Peg

    Put on witchy gear for a storytime about witches. Ages 5–11.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $4–6.

    Mummies and Me Halloween Fun

    Develop fizzy melting ghosts, play pumpkin gold, go on a skeleton scavenger hunt, make a mummy man and create a mask for Halloween. For ages 2–6 and their caregivers.

  • 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5375

    Cedar Shoals Safe Trick-or-Treat

    (Cedar Shoals High School) Elementary school students and their families can dress up, grab some treats, play games, venture through a haunted house, get their faces painted and play mini-golf.

  • Bogart Library

    Give Thanks: Card Making Station

    Participants can drop in and make a card of thanks for someone in the community. The library will deliver to local school and city buildings. Through Nov. 20.


Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Listening in the Dark: The Darkening

    Hear selected excerpts from Ghosts of Athens.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Shira Chess & Colette Arrand

    (Prince Ave.) Author and UGA professor Shira Chess and author and poet Colette Arrand discuss Chess' book, Ready Player Two.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).

    MANNEQUIN PUSSY Garage-punk band from Philadelphia. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    PAPER MATADOR New Madrid's Phil McGill performs a solo set.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m.

    THE MCRYATTS Horror-punk three-piece out of Birmingham, AL.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    THE PINK STONES Local rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    DROWNING LESSONS Atlanta-based screamo three-piece.

    WAX FUR Emo group from Birmingham, AL.

    XAN'D No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    TOM PETTY TRIBUTE Featuring Honeychild, T. Hardy Morris, Chris McKay, Todd McBride, Rick Williams, Dave Marr and Los Cantares, among many more. Proceeds benefit Save the Children's Puerto Rico relief fund.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

    SEERSHA Electropop songwriter out of Atlanta.

    STELLA GROOVE Athens-based hip-hop/R&B artist and singer-songwriter.

    SYDNEY RHAME Acoustic pop singer from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $28.

    CODY JINKS Out of the Texas country scene, Jinks plays his own brand of honky tonk. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    WARD DAVIS Singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN that has written for Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    CODY HUGGINS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609

    CLOUD POWERS Soundtracking "imaginative meditative yoga."

    MACHO BLUSH Anti-folk noise-wave sha(wo)man from Austin, TX.

    GUATE GRANLI Noise composer from Norway.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    LOUIS ROMANOS TRIO Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    VOLUMES PRESENTS Local hip-hop zine Volumes presents a Halloween-themed show.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PSYLO JOE Psychedelic funk act from Greenville, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece instrumental fusion group with a potent horn section.



  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!


  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820,

    Athens History & Hauntings Tour

    The UGA Special Collections Library and Classic City Tours present a haunted history tour through downtown and North Campus. Each stroll reveals the backstories of landmarks and lore. See Story on p. 13.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Women in Science Fall Fundraiser

    Proceeds will benefir WiSci's "Females First" Grant, a fund that helps female scientists at UGA afford childcare during scientific conferences. The event includes a fashion show, science-themed photobooth and a silent auction.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.


  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    "House Beautiful" explores domestic landscapes through works by Holly Coulis, Sarah Hobbs, Paige Adair, April Childers, Jess Machacek and Justin Barker. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Flicker Film Society

    Watch Sexual Parasite, a Japanese film that follows five teenagers into an abandoned house in the jungle. This movie was picked by Gonzoriffic's Andrew Shearer.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Through a Lens Darkly

    The documentary focuses on the role of photography in shaping the identity and social emergence of African American from slavery to the present. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-á-tête."

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Abouet and Gomis

    French writer and filmmaker Marguerite Aboute and filmmaker Alain Gomis will offer a reception and book signing prior to the 7:15 screening of Gomis' film Félicité. 


  • Athens Academy

    7:30 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    Children of Eden

    Athens Academy's Upper School Drama Department presents a musical based on the book by John Caird. Proceeds benefit The Ark.



Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    Outlandish in Athens: Outlander-Themed Knit-Along

    Join a group of knitters to tackle the same project, share tips and talk about Outlander. Saturdays, Nov. 4–18, 4 p.m.